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is this a good idea for an indoor trainer bike?(5 posts)

is this a good idea for an indoor trainer bike?Rubiks_Manuever
Jan 27, 2003 12:22 AM
I'm getting kinda sick of riding in 6 degree weather, and washing ALL my cold weather gear after each ride. However, I'm also sick of hooking up my road bike to the indoor BORING trainer all the time and then switching tires and unhooking and blah blah blah. Is this a good idea to buy this frame and put crappy components on it and just 'permanently' attach it to the trainer? My road bike is also a c'dale 58 cm so I'm thinking it won't be too different...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22681&item=2703990998&rd=1
Is Nick selling this one too? :) Good idea. Or, rollers? nmSpunout
Jan 27, 2003 4:22 AM
Build expensejtolleson
Jan 27, 2003 6:10 AM
By the time you build it up with anything, you'll still dump $400 into it, don't you think? So at that price, you can get something already built up, used, with 105, Centaur/Daytona, etc. and a frame that you COULD take on the road if you wanted.

Soooo, this wouldn't be enticing for me unless I had a bunch of parts laying around and a desire to tinker.
Take it easyShihtzu on EPO
Jan 27, 2003 8:45 AM
All u need is a beater
But in my opinion you should definately have a designated permanent bike for the trainer(or at lest just a wheel).

I agree with the other guy that you should just look around locally for some good deals on a built up bike.
I have a 15 year old pinarello i got last summer for $150 and it works fine.
Designated permanent trainer bike a great idea, butOldEdScott
Jan 27, 2003 10:55 AM
no need to go overboard. Mine's a $15 yardsale Giant w/Suntour Accushift stem shifters that I put an old near-retirement Brooks saddle and ancient Look pedals on. No worries about sweat corrosion or (I know this is controversial) frame damage.